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OCZ Vertex 4 Solild State Drive
     Thu, Jun 21 2012 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Based on the second-generation Everest 2 platform and featuring Ndurance 2.0 technology, the OCZ Vertex 4 solid state drive arrives one year after they acquired the well-known flash controller manufacturer Indilinx. Boasting the industry's best SATA-based I/O performance, the Vertex 4 series (VTX4-25SAT3) is designed to deliver optimized performance for enthusiasts wanting to capitalize on near-instant response times. OCZ Vertex 4 SSDs are available in up to 512GB capacities, and deliver up to 550MB/s read speeds with up to 95,000 Random Read IOPS. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests these specifications, and compares the OCZ Vertex 4 solid state drive to the leading competition.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2
     Thu, Jun 21 2012 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2 was a solid performer delivering some of the best results we have seen from a $200 diskless NAS device. When compared to the Synology DS212j we were surprised to find that the ReadyNAS Duo v2 was up to 35% faster in real-world situations. The power consumption of the ReadyNAS Duo v2 was also excellent using roughly the same amount of power as the Synology DS212j, making it a more efficient product.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

LaCie 2Big NAS 6TB @ TechwareLabs
     Thu, Jun 21 2012 | 9:10A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the past we`ve taken a look at Network Storage devices from LaCie in their `Network` line such as the 2Big Network 2 and the 5big Network 2. However today we`re going to switch things up a bit and take a look at the 2Big NAS from LaCie."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

LaCie 2big NAS review: a solid NAS
     Thu, Jun 21 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A 2 GHz processor and 100 MB/s transfer speeds, that's what the LaCie 2big NAS promises. It's noteworthy, because while LaCie NAS devices are known for their good looks and user-friendly nature, the performance often hasn't been as impressive. We are curious to find out whether this new model will break that trend.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G Raid Testing @ Techreaction.net
     Thu, Jun 21 2012 | 8:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G previously reviewed at TechREACTION, remains one of the fastest SSDs reviewed here. Well time has passed and 34nm NAND is no longer as readily available so OWC has changed the NAND used to 24nm Synchronous Toggle NAND, why Synchronous NAND? The OFNI 2 specification lists maximum read and writes and only a few MBps difference on the high end. As reviews show though, 8MB cluster sizes are not the end all or be all of SSD performance. With smaller file sizes especially in the 4K cluster size area, Synchronous NAND can make as much as 50MBps difference or 20-30% better performance in some tests. Others such as incompressible data tests the advantage can jump even higher. Some reports show as much as 100% better performance. So OWC has moved to 24nm NAND but made sure to use some of the best NAND available to hopefully maintain the performance level of their first generation Mercury Extreme Pro 6G. Previously the Mercury Extreme Pro went toe to toe with the Vertex 3 MAXIOPS, they are the two fastest drives available even still. The new Mercury Extreme Pro 6G 240 GB Solid State Drive follows suit with everyone elses move to 25nm MLC NAND flash chips. This allows a lower price point per GB and makes an SSD more affordable to the average consumer. With TechREACTIONs new testing platform we will put the Mercury Extreme Pro 6GB through its paces. But wait theres more! OWC was good enough to lend us a total of EIGHT drives to see what it takes to max out the LSI 9265-8i RAID controller with such high performance SSDs we will find the upper limit of the RAID card without a doubt. If you have not heard of Other World Computing before, it is not surprising. OWC started distributing Mac and Apple accessories in 1988 just outside Chicago, IL. Only in the last couple of years with the rise of the affordable Solid State Drive did OWC become a blip on the PC enthusiast radar. That blip quickly grew though and OWC has received numerous accolades over the last few years."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

Thermaltake Max G5 USB 3.0 External
     Wed, Jun 20 2012 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since laptops becoming more prominent and external drives on the rise in popularity, we had Thermaltake send us one of their external models, the Max G5 USB 3.0. The MAx G5 sports USB3.0 compatibility to give you the fast speeds you need while also being backwards compatible with USB2.0 in case your system is not yet up to date with USB3.0. Enough of the chitty-chat, lets’ get on to the real world testing and see how well the Max G5 does …
  FULL STORY @ THERMALTAKE

Kingston HyperX 3K RAID 0
     Wed, Jun 20 2012 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“When we recently reviewed the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD, we came away very impressed. Today we have another review with this product, but instead of just one drive, today we're going with two in RAID 0. We're speed junkies just as much as the next person, so seeing a pair of these SandForce-based drives should really induce some drool-worthy performance. Think one is fast? Wait until you see a pair of these in action.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

 
Seagate Backup Plus 1TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Wed, Jun 20 2012 | 9:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate has just launched a new external hard drive which may seem like a continuation of their FreeAgent or GoFlex series of drives. The new drives come in a variety of colors and capacities, features the universal connector they have made popular over the last couple of years, and includes pre-installed software to make backup simple and more useful than ever."
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB Solid State Drive Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Wed, Jun 20 2012 | 9:10A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid State Drives are becoming more and more common. I think I big reason for this is because people realize that they will give them the performance boost that they want when added to their system. The market seems to be flooded with drives and it is really hard to choose which one to get. One of the main determining factors to many people is the price. Kingstons new HyperX 3K solid state drive is designed to be very inexpensive as it uses cost effective NAND rated for 3000 program / erase cycles. We will explain what all that means later on in the review. This drive still sports the very popular SandForce SF-2281 controller and of course the quality you expect from Kingston. Read on as we check it out!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

OCZ Vertex 4 128GB Solid State Drive Review @ OCIA.net
     Tue, Jun 19 2012 | 9:59A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Everest 2 platform comes as a result of OCZ?s acquisition of Indilinx in early 2011 but it isn?t the first time we have seen the Indilinx brand stamped on a Vertex drive. The company launched the original Vertex SSD as one of the pioneering flash storage solutions for mainstream users with an Indilinx controller under the hood. OCZ jumped on the SandForce bandwagon with the Vertex 2 and Vertex 3 but have come full circle back to an Indilinx solution with the Vertex 4... well, sort of. But we?ll get to that in just a bit.?"
  FULL STORY @ OCIA.NET

Adaptec 6805TQ maxCache RAID controller @ TechwareLabs
     Tue, Jun 19 2012 | 8:38A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This review is of the 6805TQ RAID adapter which has the newest feature of FAST maxCache 2.0 which uses an SSD to cache out the data that in order for the data to be Written/Read to the RAID volume at a must fast speed than just HDD heads can seek to Read/Write the data."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

OCZ Vertex 4 Solild State Drive @ Benchmark Reviews
     Tue, Jun 19 2012 | 1:55A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Based on the second-generation Everest 2 platform and featuring Ndurance 2.0 technology, the OCZ Vertex 4 solid state drive arrives one year after they acquired the well-known flash controller manufacturer Indilinx. Boasting the industry`s best SATA-based I/O performance, the Vertex 4 series (VTX4-25SAT3) is designed to deliver optimized performance for enthusiasts wanting to capitalize on near-instant response times. OCZ Vertex 4 SSDs are available in up to 512GB capacities, and deliver up to 550MB/s read speeds with up to 95,000 Random Read IOPS. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests these specifications, and compares the OCZ Vertex 4 solid state drive to the leading competition."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

REVIEW: Kingston HyperX 3K RAID 0 @ PureOverclock
     Mon, Jun 18 2012 | 11:08P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we recently reviewed the Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD, we came away very impressed. Today we have another review with this product, but instead of just one drive, today we`re going with two in RAID 0. We`re speed junkies just as much as the next person, so seeing a pair of these SandForce-based drives should really induce some drool-worthy performance. Think one is fast? Wait until you see a pair of these in action."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

OCZ RevoDrive 3 120GB PCIe SSD Review - BCCHardware
     Sun, Jun 17 2012 | 3:55P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although the RevoDrive series from OCZ is not made for every platform, desktop and workstation users that need some extra performance can benefit from the 4x RAID 0 stripe created by the RevoDrive 3. This is why the performance of this product is rated so high. On one little board, we are sitting with a quad-drive RAID 0 array. This stripe should be pretty fast. . ."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

OCZ Vertex 4 with Firmware 1.4 @ Ocaholic
     Sun, Jun 17 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since OCZ launched their latest Vertex 4 several weeks have passed. Meanwhile they`ve released new revision of their firmware. According to the manufacturer version 1.4 should be able to give a 20 percent improvement on sequential writes with a 256 Vertex 4. We`re really curious if there really is such a significant improvement."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

CoreRise Comay Venus Pro 3 SSD @ Benchmark Reviews
     Sat, Jun 16 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Suzhou CoreRise Electronics Corporation is new to the industry, but they`re starting off big. As the 91st manufacturer to join the Solid State Drive industry, CoreRise introduced themselves into the market back in 2010 with an Indilinx-based SSD, and have returned to expand their product family using LSI-SandForce technology for the new Comay Venus Pro 3 SSD. Designed for the SATA 6 GB/s interface, Venus Pro 3 features 555 MB/s reads and 525 MB/s writes of compressed data. CoreRise advertises the Comay Venus Pro 3 to produce 4KB random read IOPS up to 40,000, and write up to 85,000 IOPS. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the CoreRise Comay Venus Pro 3 SSD against the fastest storage devices available."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

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